Terms of use 

PRIVACY POLICY

We never sell lists or email addresses and take great care to ensure your information is secure. This policy explains the what, how, and why of the information we collect when you visit one of our websites, or when you use our Services. It also explains the specific ways we use and disclose that information. To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.  Read the full Policy here. 

PAYMENTS 

Payment is due at time of service, and can be paid online directly, by invoice, or by check (in-person visits only).  A late fee of 10% of the total service charge will be applied to accounts past due more than 5 days, and every 10 days after.  Electronic payments are processed through Stripe.

No refunds will be offered for cancellations made less than 48 hours before the scheduled session, but payment may be applied to a rescheduled date.

A 15% processing fee of the service charge will apply for rescheduling within 48 hours of the scheduled date of sessions.

 

Free PRINTABLE PDF FILES

Our PDF files are copyrighted works. Please respect that. We can not continue to make excellent resource materials without being paid for our work! You may print any of our PDFs yourself, or take them to a professional printing service like Staples.  We recommend color printing to make our pages more eye-catching and easy to read for parents.  

Downloading our printable materials gives you the freedom to print and reprint all materials as often as you would like for your own use.  If you upload our files (including the free files) to any file sharing sites, your own website or blog, copy, sell, distribute, or share the files or printed copies of them without express permission from The Prepared Environment, you may be subject to legal action.  

 

Multiple Licenses

With a multiple license, a buyer purchases the ability to share a digital download with a specified number of people. It is against the terms of use to share products purchased through The Prepared Environment without a multiple license. The multiple license allows a buyer to purchase two or more uses of a download at a discount,designed for schools and home-school groups. The first use is always full price. 

You may be subject to legal action should any printed or digital materials you purchased be uploaded, shared, copied, distributed, or sold outside the original terms of use.  You are responsible for upholding this agreement and communicating its terms to parents.  If you have purchased multiple licenses, you are responsible for communicating this agreement to all guides in your school group. 

 

COURSE Bulk Orders

We are happy to offer bulk orders of our courses at discounted rates to schools and groups.  Prepayment of all courses is required, and a coupon code will be issued after payment is received.  Coupons will remain in effect for one month (30 days) from date of purchase.  All courses orders are nonrefundable once purchased.  Discounts are applied on a case by case basis.  Sales tax will be applied to bulk orders if you live in MD, and all prices are in USD.

It is against the terms of use to share products purchased through The Prepared Environment without a multiple license or bulk order.  You may be subject to legal action should any printed or digital materials you purchased be uploaded, shared, copied, distributed, or sold outside the original terms of use.  You are responsible for upholding this agreement and communicating its terms to parents and guides in your school group. 

 

RETURNS

At this time, we do not accept any returns of digital or physical goods or services, except in unique situations. We will work with you to provide the most helpful service options, which may include exchanges if necessary.  Contact us at info@thepreparedenvironment.com if you have a concern.  

 

SHIPPING AND SALES TAX

MD residents will be charged 6% state sales tax on physical and digital items purchased in our store. All packages are shipped via USPS.

 

AFFILIATE PROGRAM

Our blog posts contain affiliate links based on affiliate relationships with our partners. We only link to items we love and would recommend, regardless of their affiliate status. By clicking on the link, you are offered the same (or lower) price, and a small percentage goes to us at TPE.  We use these funds to help offset our costs and provide more value to you. The Prepared Environment is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.  We are also a participant in an affiliate program for Montessori Services, Etsy and Tiny Undies. 

 

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND COPYRIGHTS

All photos, designs, service packages, PDFs, and articles on this site are property of The Prepared Environment, or are under Creative Commons use, and may NOT be used, copied, uploaded, downloaded, or shared without explicit permission.  All materials provided by The Prepared Environment remains the property of The Prepared Environment, and may not be recorded, copied, or used without prior permission. The Prepared Environment may record any workshop or class for its own promotional or other use. Any materials provided to attendees are for their personal use only.

 

CHANGES

We may change this Privacy Policy and/or Terms of Use at any time and from time to time. We encourage you to review this page often to stay informed of changes that may affect you, as your continued use of the Website signifies your continuing consent to be bound by this Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Thank-you! Any questions about these policies can be sent to leanne (at) thepreparedenvironment.com